[Photos] Leadership & Advocacy Conference in DC! | Heroes honored at EMS Star of Life Awards 
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Michael J. McCrea, MD, FACEP

President, Ohio ACEP

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Maisa Alafyouni
Ifeanyi Anoka, MD
Christian Ball, MD
Robert Blankenship, MD
Andrew Bloom, MD
Michelle A Boettiger
Jamie L Bonner, MD
Mikel E Borup, DO
Courtney E Brown, MD
Michael W Bryant, DO
Thomas E Charlton, MD, FACEP
Tim Covell, DO
Zachary Dalhoff
Domenic DiBartolomeo, MD
Ann Dombroski, MD
Nicholas A Elliott, DO
Anne Flower
Juan M Garza, MD
Hussein A Ghoul, DO
Tyler Gombash, DO
Frederick Griffith, MD
Kelly A Halt
John B Hill
Samuel Houng, DO
Ashley Humphries, MD
Syed Hussain, MD
Allyson Hynes, MD
Jordan Jacobsen, MD
David R Jones, MD, FACEP
Raymond E Kennedy
Imran Khan, MD
Anja Kinaszczuk
Alex Kissinger
Jonathan Kreher, MD
Thomas A Lardaro, MD
Andy M Leubitz
Katelyn Lippert, MD
Arlene Losloso, DO
Justin R Lukasik
Elena Magrans, MD
Victoria A Mason, MD
Sean Mayerik, MD
Lauren McCafferty, MD
Jason D McIntosh, DO
John Miller, DO
Steve Morgan, MD
Nicholas J Myers, MD
Bridget Onders
James D Palmer, MD
Son Pham, MD
Sara Polito
Michael Prats, MD
Jared Reichfield, DO
Matthew Rodgers, MD
Erica Ross
Anne Runkle
Nicholas Saenz, MD
Andrew Schaub, DO
Owen Scott, MD
Trevor J Skrobut
Derek M Sorensen, MD
Nicole Kristin Van Horne, DO
David Williams, DO
Samantha J Yelley Coleman, DO
Jeffrey Yu
Rachel Zinsou, MD

President's Message

I was all ready to write the annual recap of the Chapter visit to Washington, D.C., for ACEP's annual Leadership & Advocacy Conference: “We stormed Capitol Hill, solved all the country's problems while guaranteeing more money for everyone,” etc. etc. I wish. But as I started writing, I kept coming back to an issue very familiar to anyone who works in an emergency department. In fact, this issue has become so familiar, I think many of us have become somewhat numb to it. I know I was. But not anymore. Not after what I heard this week. [Read more]

2016 Leadership & Advocacy Conference

The Ohio ACEP delegation gathers in Washington for the 2016 Leadership & Advocacy Conference!
On May 15-18, emergency physicians from around the country descended on Washington, DC for ACEP’s Leadership & Advocacy Conference. The Ohio Chapter delegation met with legislators and key staffers on Capitol Hill, honed their advocacy skills, and got some great leadership training. 
[left to right] Chapter President Dr. Michael McCrea and Government Affairs Committee Co-chairs Drs. Brad Raetzke and Matt Sanders in the Russell Senate Office Building rotunda
The White House and Washington Monument, as photographed by Leadership Development Academy member Dr. Daniel Schwerin 
Meeting with Rep. Joyce Beatty (OH – 3) [second from right] are [left to right] Drs. Andrew Little, Laura Espy-Bell, and John Casey
Ohio ACEP emergency physician leaders check in with Nikki Hurt [center] from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown's office
Thanks to all our dedicated members who traveled to DC to advocate on behalf of their fellow EM physicians and to the Ohio EM residency programs that each sponsored a resident to attend LAC:
Case Western Reserve University/MetroHealth
CORE/Doctors Hospital
Wright State University

Member Kudos

Eileen Baker, MD, FACEP, and Catherine Marco, MD, FACEP, who co-authored the Annals of Emergency Medicine articles, “Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: Ethical Issues in the Emergency Department” and “Law Enforcement and Emergency Medicine: An Ethical Analysis” 
Brad Cotton, MD, FACEP, who was presented with Single Payer Action Network (SPAN) Ohio’s Bob Smiddie Health Care Justice Award; was elected to SPAN Ohio’s Board of Directors at the organization’s 2016 Annual Conference; and participated in a debate at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, which was sponsored by the student section of Physicians for a National Health Program and the Benjamin Rush Institute

Bentley Woods Curry, MD, who was presented with the 2016 EMRA Jean Hollister EMS Award

Nicholas Jouriles, MD, FACEP, who was presented with an award in acknowledgement of his generous service to the board examination process, by serving as an ABEM oral board examiner 16 times

Sara Khuder, for being inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, which recognizes exemplars of humanistic patient care who serve as role models and leaders in medicine

Robert Lowe, MD, FACEP, for being presented with the EMS Medical Director of the Year at the EMS Star of Life Awards

Sharon Mace, MD, FACEP, who co-authored “Clinical Policy for Well-Appearing Infants and Children Younger Than 2 Years of Age Presenting to the Emergency Department With Fever” which was published in the May edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine

Catherine Marco, MD, FACEP, and Michael Beeson, MD, who co-authored, “American Board of Emergency Medicine Report on Residency Training Information,” which was published in the May edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine

Do you know of a member who deserves to be congratulated? Let us know!

In Memoriam: Dr. Bruce Ashley

We are sad to report the passing of an admired physician and a longtime Chapter member, Bruce Ashley, MD, FACEP. Dr. Ashley passed away unexpectedly on May 5 at the age of 69 at the Adams County Regional Medical Center, where he was wrapping up a shift in the emergency department. [Read more]

Now Accepting Abstracts for Residents' Assembly Poster Competition!

Over $1,000 in prizes will be given out at the Ohio EM Residents’ Assembly, including a prize for the winner of the Poster Competition!

Submit your "Research" or "Case Study" poster abstract by July 22nd
Submission criteria

Featured Ohio EM Residents’ Assembly faculty include:

Anand "Swami" Swaminathan, MD

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP

Ohio Emergency Medicine Residents’ Assembly

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Heroes Honored at EMS Star of Life Awards

On May 18, in Columbus, Ohio ACEP teamed up with the Ohio Division of EMS and the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services (EMFTS) to host the 16th Annual EMS Star of Life Awards ceremony. The ceremony was established to celebrate Ohio’s outstanding first responders, reunite EMS personnel with the patients they saved, and honor Ohio's EMS heroes. 

Emergency physicians know how critical our nation’s EMS professionals are, and we’re proud to help recognize their life-saving work. Congratulations to all the departments and EMS personnel who received honors!

Members in the News

Anne Flower, who was featured in the Cincinnati Enquirer article, “Anderson grad performs surgery on Flying Pig course”

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, who wrote the ACEP Now article, “Emergency Physicians Challenge Implementing Choosing Wisely Recommendations at Bedside”

Candace Leigh, MD, and Hamilton Lempert, MD, FACEP, who wrote the ACEP Now article, "Documentation Pearls for Moderate, Conscious Sedation in Medical Coding"

Bradley Raetzke, MD, FACEP, who was interviewed for the ABC 6 Columbus story, “Military medics revolutionizing trauma medicine at home"

Do you know of a member featured or interviewed in a news story? Let us know!

From National ACEP

ACEP Announces Board Candidates for October 2016 Election
At its meeting in April, the ACEP Board of Directors was advised by ACEP Council Speaker James M. Cusick, MD, FACEP, of the slate of candidates created by the Council Nominating Committee for four available seats on the Board. See the candidates here.

ACEP Thanks Those Who Support EMS Week, May 15-21
EMS Week is here! ACEP is proud to partner with NAEMT in an effort to make EMS Week a 365-day a year initiative to give EMS a significantly greater visibility among other health professions and communities. ACEP thanks those who offered corporate support for this year's initiatives. See the list of supporters here.

AMA President, Emergency Physician, Talks About Opioids
At ACEP’s 2016 Leadership and Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC, Dr. Steven Stack, an emergency physician and president of the American Medical Association spoke passionately about the nation's opioid epidemic and the important role emergency physicians can play in tackling this health crisis.

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Confronting a Crisis: An Open Letter to America’s Physicians On the Opioid Epidemic
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Rural America needs greater access to telemedicine emergency care
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Giving New Doctors the Tools They Need
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